Microsoft Edge Will No Longer Support ePub

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As you may already know, the classic 'Spartan' Edge browser includes the ability to read EPUB files. This feature was first introduced in Windows 10 Creators Update. However, the newest Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser won't include the EPUB support anymore.

EPUB is an extremely popular format for e-books. Technically, it uses ZIP compression and files with a special markup. The classic Edge app can display EPUB files natively in its tabs.

Its built-in EPUB reader includes the following features:

Microsoft has decided to not include the EPUB reader in the Chromium-based Edge. The official announcements reveals that Microsoft Edge will no longer support e-books that use the .epub file extension. The company recommends to visit the Microsoft Store to see their list of recommended .ePub apps. Microsoft has collaborated with their partners and the DAISY Consortium to shortlist a few accessible ePub applications within the Microsoft Store. These apps are expected to be available in the Microsoft Store after September 2019. You can review the current set of recommended apps in the Microsoft Store collection

As you may already know, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. The stable channel is also on its way to users.

Actual Microsoft Edge Versions

The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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